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One killed, 50 hurt in Thane clashes

According to police, one person has been killed and more than 50 injured in communal clashes in Thane over setting up of a pandal for the Navaratri festival around midnight.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2008 16:21 IST

One person was killed and more than 50 were injured in communal clashes which broke out at Rabodi in Thane over setting up of a pandal for the Navaratri festival around midnight, police said.

There was a dispute over the issue of erecting a pandal for the festival beginning on Tuesday in the locality neighbouring Mumbai, they said.

Members of a particular community alleged that the pandal encroached over their area. The local mandal (group), organising the event, however, insisted that the pandal would be put up as per the last year's specifications resulting in the clashes, police said.